AmeriCorps NCCC

What do the health benefits cover?

Members are covered by the AmeriCorps Healthcare Benefits Plan managed by Seven Corners. The plan covers routine as well as emergency care during service and some pharmacy needs, but does not cover medical care for pre-existing conditions or routine dental care. The AmeriCorps Healthcare Benefits Plan is not insurance, but rather a basic health benefit package, and will not satisfy the individual responsibility requirement of the Affordable Care Act. For more information, please visit their website at www.americorps.sevencorners.com.

What are the benefits of serving with AmeriCorps NCCC?

AmeriCorps NCCC members receive a modest living allowance of approximately $4,000 for the 10 months of service (about $200 every two weeks before taxes), limited medical benefits, up to $400 a month for childcare, if necessary, member uniforms, and Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (currently $5,730) upon successful completion of the program. In addition, members do not have to pay for meals and housing.

What is AmeriCorps NCCC?

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential national service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need at different locations across the country. There are currently more than 50,000 members serving in AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and over 900 other AmeriCorps State and National programs throughout the country.

Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Members mentor students, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, respond to natural disasters, clean up streams, help communities develop emergency plans, and address countless other local needs.

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